AskDefine | Define overwhelming

Dictionary Definition

overwhelming adj
1 so strong as to be irresistible; "an overpowering need for solitude"; "the temptation to despair may become overwhelming"; "an overwhelming majority" [syn: overpowering]
2 very intense; "politics is his consuming passion"; "overwhelming joy" [syn: consuming]

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Pronunciation

Verb

overwhelming
  1. Present participle of to overwhelm.

Adjective

  1. Overpowering, staggering or irresistibly strong.

Antonyms

Translations

  • Spanish : abrumador/a, irresisteblemente fuerte.
  • Portuguese : irresistivelmente forte, exageradamente maior

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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